In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is chock-full of bonehead tales from the classroom. Some are amusing, but after a while they leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. Should a teacher be this condescending?
The imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya must be approved by the UN Security Council. Otherwise, it will violate the UN Charter -- and the U.S. Constitution, which states that our treaty obligations are "the supreme law of the land."
Blogging has opened up the traditional channels of reporting to include informed people with scholarly and experiential credibility who formerly were begging to appear on the Op-Ed plantation of leading newspapers.
In the days since it became clear that Mr. Mubarak did not receive the White House's initial message, Mr. Obama has been huddling with advisers to discuss a range of more drastic options, including changing the message's font altogether.
For seven grueling days, GOP congressmen have been behind closed doors, refining their best winces, grimaces, and other sourpuss mannerisms under the tutelage of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).